During World War II, film makers in Hollywood had begun to capitalize on the appearance of various costumed crime fighters and other heroes who appeared during the war, causing many to visit the region.
In 1942, boy detective Terry Vance and his reporter friend Deadline Dawson investigated the murder of prolific Hollywood star Aubrey de Wood, exposing his nephew George as his killer. Film directors also saw star potential in the youthful heroes the Young Allies and green lit a film based on their wartime adventures. Going to Hollywood to appear in the film, the Allies found that the production was being sabotaged by the Nazi spy the Owl who as also attempting to assist the Imperial Japanese Army in an invasion of Hollywood. This effort was thwarted by the Young Allies.
In 1943, the Angel took up a few acting jobs in between crime fighting. However, it was never dull as he often had to return to action to stop psychotic killers such as deformed actor Hash-Head and the failed comedian Able Doone.
By the end of the war, a number of active super-heroes came to Hollywood on a regular basis to appear in movies based on their adventures in an effort to combat organized crime by showing audiences that crime doesn't paid. These efforts seemethd to drag the heroes in question into solving various crimes. Notably,
in 1946 the Human Torch and Toro found themselves in Hollywood on two different occasions. The first they stopped the vengeful Snowball, a cold loving man, from getting revenge against his former employers. The pair later investigated murders occurring on the set of "Golden Dreams", capturing the killers responsible.
Sunrise Pictures attempted to remake the film "Mister Stranger" in 1947 and soon found that anyone who took up the role of Mister Stranger was murdered. The Blonde Phantom exposed the killer as Edgar Elliot the actor who played Mister Stranger in the original film. The criminal Laughing Boy traveled to Hollywood in order to steal celebrity autographs as part of a cheque forgery scheme, he was stopped by Captain America (Jeff Mace) and Bucky (Fred Davis). Also during this time, the Human Torch and Toro were featured in another anti-crime film produced by Supermont Movie Studios. During that shoot, they also apprehended a stunt-woman turned criminal named Starra.
The Olympian love goddess Venus brought a couple here to prove to Zeus that she had found a couple who could not be tempted out of their pending marriage in a bid to remain on Earth. Zeus in turn sent Apollo and Daphne to Earth disguised as actors to try and tear the lovers apart. The bid failed and the couple were married, allowing Venus to remain on Earth.
Points of Interest
- Appearances of Hollywood
- Minor Appearances of Hollywood
- Media Hollywood was Mentioned in
- Location Gallery: Hollywood
- Images related to Hollywood
- Marvel Staff members who were born in Hollywood
Links and References
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #28
- ↑ Young Allies #5
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #40
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #44
- ↑ Captain America Comics #36
- ↑ Human Torch Comics #21
- ↑ Human Torch Comics #22
- ↑ Blonde Phantom Comics #13
- ↑ Captain America Comics #61
- ↑ Human Torch Comics #29
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #88
- ↑ Venus #5